Molecular Medicine Israel

Suspect Drug Research Blamed for Massive Death Toll

An article published earlier this month on the website of the European Heart Journal claimed that European guidelines on the use of β blockers in surgery patients are flawed because two of the trials underpinning them were led by a researcher who was fired for misconduct in 2011. As a result, 800,000 people may have died, according to the paper, which was removed from the journal’s website less than 48 hours after publication.

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